By the time the original production of Hair closed on Broadway, more than 30 million people had seen it—making it not just a show, but a social, cultural, and political movement. Just as a revival opens this month on Broadway, this film takes a fascinating look into the historical context of the revolutionary musical and its resonance with current events. Featuring actors Keith Carradine, Melba Moore, and Ben Vereen; directors Milo Forman and Tom O’Horgan; producer Michael Butler; and authors Jim Rado and Galt MacDermot. 2007, video, 55 minutes.
, the daughter of an American mother and Romanian father, grew up in New York City. Her personal, often autobiographical films about family and discovery have been screened at major international festivals around the world as well as at the Walker. They include Broken Meat (1990), Blind Light (1998), and Family Secret (2000) (Women with Vision 2001). She was commissioned by the Walker to collect and curate works made in the fall of 2001 by women artists living in lower New York that became the program September Eleventh: Eyewitness (2002) (Women with Vision 2002), and also directed Writer of O (Écrivain d’O) (2004) (Women with Vision 2004).